Are You Oblivious to the Secret Game Being Played Around You? with Art of Charm Host Jordan Harbinger

June 1, 2016
You may be oblivious to the secret relationship rules around you - and in this episode with Art of Charm host Jordan Harbinger we dig into what you can do to avoid the biggest mistakes and pitfalls when building relationships with influential people, looking at many different examples and stories.
If you want to take your relationships to the next level - listen to this episode!
Jordan is the co-founder and host of The Art of Charm - one of the top 50 podcasts on iTunes with more than two million downloads per month, he was named by Forbes as one of the 50 best relationship builders anywhere, and Inc Magazine called him the "Charlie Rose of Podcasting.”
We discuss the following topics:
-How you might be oblivious to the secret game being played around you
-The major networking mistakes you’re making
-How to build relationships with influential people
-How you might be sabotaging your relationships
-Why you should focus on providing value to others first
-How to create a scalable way to provide value to your network
-The “double-opt in” tactic
-Why it's a bad idea to ask “how can I help you?"
-And much more!
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Why Everything You Know About Time Management is Wrong with Best Selling Author Rory Vaden

May 24, 2016
In this episode - we dig into the truth about time management, uncover the reason that most time management thinking is wrong, and learn how we can give ourselves permission to multiply our time with our guest Rory Vaden. 
If you feel like you never have enough time and your todo-list just keeps growing, listen to this episode!
Rory is the best-selling author of Take The Stairs and Procrastinate On Purpose, an award winning entrepreneur and business leader, a self discipline strategist, and co-founder of Southwestern Consulting. 
We discuss the following topics:
-Why everything you’ve heard about time management is wrong 
-The one calculation that changes everything in your time managemnet
-How to do things today to create more time tomorrow
-How to tell people “no” in a kind way
-How to create "compound interest" for your time
-How to overcome the fear of delegation
-How to overcome the emotional barriers preventing you from multiplying your time
-Why time is NOT money
-And more! 
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How You Are Sabotaging Yourself By Setting The Wrong Goals - And What To Do About It - With Emmy Winner & Bestselling Author Scott Halford

May 17, 2016
In this episode we dive into how to activate your brain, create and sustain momentum to make your goals a reality, how goals can often be self-sabotaging, and the neurochemistry behind how and why all of this happens with our guest Scott Halford.
If you are feeling stuck or want to make progress on a goal but can’t figure out why you’re not – listen to this episode!
Scott is an Emmy Award winning writer and producer, acclaimed public speaker, and the author of Activate Your Brain. Scott is also a long-time educator of Fortune 500 executive teams on topics including achievement psychology, brain-based behavioral science, and more.
We cover some incredible topics including:
-How long term goals can self sabotage by triggering a “disgust” response in your brain (and what to do about it)
-The ways to “erase” cortisol and other stress inducing neurochemicals
-How to create momentum towards your goals and put yourself in an achievement state
-Simple strategies to “activate” your brain
-The “three brains” inside your head and what each of them is responsible for
-The truth about multi-tasking and why its impossible
-And Much More! 
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How You Can Memorize a Shuffled Deck of Cards in Under A Minute - The Science Behind Memory

May 11, 2016
In this episode we explore the fascinating enigma of human memory – how memories are created and stored, why we remember certain things but not others, and how to improve your memory long term – as well as an incredible tool to “hack” your short-term memory used by national memory champions:

You will learn about:
  • The weird trick that national memory champions use to memorize decks of cards, huge strings of numbers, and much more
  • Why your memories aren’t accurate representations of reality
  • The science behind how your memories can be manipulated
  • The positive memory benefits of playing video games
  • How memories are created and stored in your brain
  • What you need to do to protect and preserve your memory for the long term 
  • And much more! 
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The Neuroscience Behind Einstein and Isaac Newton’s Biggest Breakthroughs

May 3, 2016
In this episode we will talk about the incredible neuroscience behind the biggest breakthroughs of some of the world’s smartest minds, how those same principles apply to a world champion’s "daily architecture," and how you can design your day the same way to harness this powerful strategy. 

This episode goes deep on:
-The neuroscience behind Einstein and Isaac Newton’s biggest breakthroughs
-How one world champion structures his entire day around this one key principle
-Simple steps to structuring your day in the same way to harness the untapped power of your subconscious mind
-How to harness the subconscious mind for huge creative insights
-How to break through challenging questions and problems
-The 4 Phases of the Creative Process
-What the science says about cultivating creativity and creative incubation
-And much more! 
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Hacking Sleep, Improving Creativity, and Research Backed Strategies for Success with Gregg Clunis

April 26, 2016
In this episode you’re going to learn how a few tiny leaps can help you achieve your goals, how to optimize your day around your biorhythms, the truth about the difference between night owls and early birds, how to invest in improving your sleep, practical steps to increase your creativity, and much more with our guest Gregg Clunis. Gregg is the creator and host of Tiny Leaps, Big Changes - a rapidly growing podcast that shares simple research backed strategies to get more out of your life.
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The Surprising Data-Backed Truth About Achievement with Business Psychology Expert Peter Shallard

April 6, 2016
In this episode you’re going to learn the surprising data-backed truth about achievement, the one personality test that can predict success in the real world, the incredible importance of willpower, the ultimate indicators for personal growth, and much more with our incredible guest Peter Shallard.

Known as “The Shrink for Entrepreneurs” - Peter is a renowned business psychology expert and therapist gone renegade, he works with entrepreneurs from around the globe to help them master the psychology of reaching their goals of success faster, better, and with a bigger impact.

You will also discover:
-What Peter Learned from More Than 10,000 1on1 Phone Calls with High Achievers
-Why A Select Few Have Advantages In Achieving Their Goals
-The Amazing Finding of the “Marshmallow Experiment"
-How to Refuel Your Willpower
-And more!
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Unleash The Power of Meditation

March 29, 2016
In this episode we will talk about the myriad benefits of meditation, look at a few different ways to meditate, and discuss a simple and easy way to get started on meditation that finally got me into a daily meditation practice, as well as:
  • How meditation increases the size of your brain, your focus, attention, and creativity
  • The incredible power of gratitude
  • The simplest and easiest way to start meditating
  • Clear up the clutter around different kinds of meditation
  • The right kind of meditation environment
  • How e=mc2 plays an important part in my meditation framework
  • And much more!
Show Notes
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Uncover The Software Running Your Mind with Andy Murphy

March 16, 2016

In this episode of The Science of Success we dig deep into how to uncover the software running in the back of your mind and how to re-wire your brain by understanding your neural pathways. You will get a helpful definition of the term “peak state”, learn how to create a better Alter Ego of yourself, and much more with our guest Andy Murphy.

Andy Murphy is a performance coach who has worked with VIP clients including Saudi Arabian Royalty, TV producers, and world-champions, he’s a master practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming or as it’s commonly known “NLP” - and he's also the host of the podcast Mindset by Design where he talks about NLP, Self-Improvement, and World-Class Mind-Hacks for Peak Performance.

In this episode you will also learn:

  • All about NLP (and what it is if you've never heard of it)
  • How the concept of "peak state" works and why it’s so important
  • How the patterns in your mind can shape your reality
  • How to change and interrupt those patterns
  • And much more! 

 

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The Surprising Power of Compassion with Dr. Chris Kukk

March 8, 2016
In this episode of The Science of Success we dive into what it’s like to have breakfast with the Dalai Lama, the difference between compassion and empathy (and why it's important), and how you can harness compassion to achieve more and be a better version of yourself with Dr. Chris Kukk. 
Dr. Kukk is a former counter-intelligence agent, the founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity, and Innovation, a professor of Political Science at Western Connecticut State University, and author of the upcoming book The Compassionate Achiever.
In this episode you will learn:
  • The physical and chemical differences between compassion and empathy (and why that matters)
  • How compassion can help you achieve your goals
  • How to avoid emotional quicksand
  • How compassion fuels creativity
  • How to cultivate emotional resilience
  • What we can do to widen our circle of compassion
  • And much more!
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Why An Almost-Empty Cookie Jar Is More Valuable Than A Full One

February 23, 2016
This is the FINAL episode in a six-part series on "The Science of Success" titled WEAPONS of INFLUENCE, based on the best-selling book “Influence” by Robert Cialdini. Each of these weapons of influence are deeply rooted and verified by experimental psychology research (of which you'll get a ton of amazing examples). 
Today you’re going to learn about Scarcity Bias, and what happens when you take people’s cookies away; how changing a single phrase drove six times more sales; and why open outcry auctions turn your brain into mush. Like many of the weapons of influence, this is something we intuitively know and understand, but often don’t realize how powerful it is or how much it impacts our decisions at a subconscious level through daily life.
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Why Co-Pilots May Ignore Instinct and Let A Plane Crash

February 18, 2016
This is the FIFTH episode in a six-part series on "The Science of Success" titled WEAPONS of INFLUENCE and based on the best selling book “Influence” by Robert Cialdini. Each of these weapons of influence are deeply rooted and verified by experimental psychology research (which you will get a ton of amazing examples of).
This week we're going to talk about the Authority Bias. This bias can create some astounding affects in the real world, such as: Why con artists wear lifts in their shoes; how a normal person can administer lethal shocks to an innocent research subject; why 95% nurses were willing to give deadly doses of a dangerous drug to their patients; and much more.
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Why Ugly Criminals Are 2X As Likely To Go To Prison

February 9, 2016

This week we are continuing our new miniseries within "The Science of Success" called "Weapons of Influence". This is the fourth episode in a six-part series based on the best selling book Influence by Robert Cialdini. If you loved the book, this will be a great refresher on the core concepts. And if you haven't yet read it, some of this stuff is gonna blow your mind.


So what are the 6 weapons of influence?


-Reciprocation

-Consistency and Commitment

-Social Proof

-Liking Bias

-Authority

-Scarcity


Each one of these weapons can be a powerful tool in your belt - and something to watch out for when others try to wield them against you. Alone, each of them can create crazy outcomes in our lives and in social situations, but together they can have huge impacts.


Today’s episode covers the fourth weapon of influence: Liking Bias. In it, we'll cover what made Joe Girard the greatest car salesman of all time; how Tupperware grew their sales to 2.5 million per day; and why uglier criminals are more than TWICE as likely to go to jail; and much more. 

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Why You Should Always Ask the Guy in the Blue Jacket for Help

February 2, 2016

Based on the bestselling book “Influence” by Robert Cialdini, this is the third week of our six-part "Weapons of Influence" miniseries within "The Science of Success". If you loved the book, this will be a great refresher on the core concepts. And if you haven't yet read it, some of this stuff is gonna blow your mind. 

So what are the 6 weapons of influence?
  • Reciprocation
  • Consistency & commitment
  • Social Proof
  • Liking
  • Authority
  • Scarcity
Each one of these weapons can be a powerful tool in your toolbelt - and something to watch out for when others try to wield them against you. Alone, each of them can create crazy outcomes in our lives and in social situations - but together - or combined - they can create huge impacts.

Today’s episode covers the third weapon of influence - Social Proof. In it, we'll cover:

  • How social proof can over-ride people’s will to live
  • Why news coverage makes mass shootings more likely
  • Why TV shows use canned laughter
  • How someone could be stabbed in front of 38 people without any help
  • How you should ask for help in a dangerous situation 
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The Power and Danger of a Seemingly Innocuous Commitment

January 26, 2016

Based on the bestselling book Influence by Robert Cialdini, this is the second part of a new six-part miniseries within "The Science of Success" called "Weapons of Influence". If you loved Cialdini's book, this will be a great refresher on the core concepts in it. And if you haven't yet read it, some of this stuff is gonna blow your mind. 

So what are the 6 weapons of influence?
  • Reciprocation
  • Consistency & Commitment
  • Social Proof
  • Liking
  • Authority
  • Scarcity

Each one of these weapons can be a powerful tool in your belt - and something to watch out for when others try to wield them against you. Alone, each of them can create crazy outcomes in our lives and in social situations, but together they can have huge impacts.

Today’s episode covers the second weapon of influence: Consistency & Commitment Bias. We'll cover:
  • The powerful application of the “foot in the door” technique
  • Why hard won commitments are the most powerful
  • The dangers of seemingly innocuous commitments
  • How commitment builds its own internal justifications
  • How you can defend yourself against falling prey to commitment bias
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How To Triple the Rate of Your Success With One Simple Question

January 19, 2016
This week we are kicking off a new miniseries within "The Science of Success" called "Weapons of Influence". This is the first in a six-part series based on the best selling book Influence by Robert Cialdini. If you loved that book, this will be a great refresher on the core concepts. And if you haven't yet read it, some of this stuff is gonna blow your mind. 
So what are the 6 weapons of influence?
  • Reciprocation
  • Consistency & commitment
  • Social Proof
  • Liking
  • Authority
  • Scarcity
Each one of these weapons can be a powerful tool in your belt - and something to watch out for when others try to wield them against you. Alone, each of them can create crazy outcomes in our lives and in social situations, but together they can create huge impacts.
Today’s episode covers the first weapon of influence - Reciprocation Bias - and you'll learn:
  • How reciprocation creates unequal exchanges, and in one experiment by a factor of more than 500%
  • Why reciprocation is powerful regardless of how much someone likes you
  • How giving away flowers help build a powerful religious movement
  • What made the “rejection and retreat” technique triple the success of an experiment
  • How to defend against reciprocation bias from negatively impacting your decisions
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How to Turn Your Life Into a Video Game & Level Up, With Author Steve Kamb

January 12, 2016

Improve your decisions, hack your mind, and master the psychology of persuasion with "The Science of Success".  This podcast will teach you the tactics and strategies to understand how psychology rules the world around us and what you can do to use that information to make yourself smarter and achieve your goals.

We're very excited about the guest we have this week on "The Science of Success": Steve Kamb, the "Rebel Leader" and founder of NerdFitness.com. He's also the author of the new book Level Up Your Life
In this episode, you'll learn:

-How Steve's Epic Quest of Awesome changed his life

-How to achieve your New Year's resolutions 

-Using game mechanics to create accountability

-Overcoming the fear of changeHow to preserve willpower to make the best decisions 

-How to turn your life into a video game (using science and research!)

-Why its a good idea to floss a single tooth

-How to create your own batcave (like Bruce Wayne)
-The importance of the "progress principle" in forming habits

And much more! 
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The Neuroscience Behind Being Productive, With Researcher and Author Josh Davis

January 5, 2016
On this week's episode of "The Science of Success", we speak with Columbia Ph.D. Josh Davis, who is currently the director of research for the NeuroLeadership Institute, a NeuroCoach and Master Practitioner of NLP. Josh is also the author of the recent international bestseller Two Awesome Hours, in which he shares science-based strategies to get your most important work done.
In today's episode you will learn:
  • Why working all the time means you actually get LESS done.
  • How to conquer overwhelm (using scientific findings, not advice)
  • How to snap out of auto-pilot and make effective use of your time
  • How to leverage negative emotion to be more productive 
  • A surprising finding about how music impacts your work flow
  • And much more.
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Limiting Beliefs

December 15, 2015

On this week's episode of "The Science of Success", Matt explores the subconscious' role in our ability to be successful. Looking at powerful core beliefs--beliefs that could be holding you back from your true potential--he walks us through ways of re-drawing everything we think we know about ourselves. 

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Fixed Versus Growth Mindsets

December 8, 2015

On this week's episode of "The Science of Success", host Matt Bodnar discusses the difference between the fixed and growth mindsets. Which do you have? Have you even ever heard of it? If you haven't, listen in: It could make all the difference between whether or not you're successful at what you're doing.

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Personalizing External Events

November 30, 2015

It's hard not to look at things that happen in your life and think, "That's not fair." It's even harder not to look at them and think, "That's great!" or "That's terrible!" But that's human tendency.

On this week's episode of "The Science of Success", host Matt Bodnar discusses the act of personalizing events in our lives, and letting ego have a say in how we should feel about things. He also explains why it's important NOT to do this--and what to do instead. 
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The Reality of Perception

November 24, 2015

On this week's episode of "The Science of Success", host Matt Bodnar explores how we perceive the world and how this affects our ability to navigate every day life. Are you positive and upbeat? Or do you complain about everything? If you're not happy with the current way you view the world, or how the world "treats" you, there are ways of changing both. Find out how on "The Reality of Perception".

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Moving Through Setbacks

November 17, 2015

On this episode of "The Science of Success", Matt delves into the debilitating affect of setbacks. You've got a goal. You're working towards it, then BOOM: Something gets in your way. What do you do? Do you give up and try something else? Or do you brush yourself off and keep moving forward?

How you answer this question will make all the difference.
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Embracing Discomfort

November 10, 2015

On this week's "The Science of Success", Matt explores one of the most crucial elements to leading a successful life: moving through discomfort. It's human tendency to want to avoid things that make us feel awkward, and most of us do. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's the right thing. 

Matt discusses two tricks that can help you move through discomfort and, if practiced enough, ultimately embrace it.
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The Biological Limits of the Human Mind

November 3, 2015

On this episode of "The Science of Success", we explore one of the fundamental underpinnings of psychology: the brain itself. 

Your brain is a roughly million-year-old piece of hardware, designed to operate in the world of hunting and gathering, where dangerous animals and competing humans may lurk behind the nearest bush.

While our society has changed massively in the last 10,000 years (or even the last 500 years), our brains have not had time to catch up.

As a result, you and I are equipped with a tool that is riddled with shortcuts and processing errors, which can manifest themselves in mistakes, calamities, and all around terrible decisions.

To find out how you can get around these and make life a little easier, listen to this week's episode "The Biological Limits of the Human Mind".

 Also continue the conversation by following Matt on Twitter (@MattBodnar) or visiting his website MattBodnar.com.

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